RBC Heritage gets commitments from 8 highly ranked golfers

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 14, 2014 

Jason Bohn, Chesson Hadley, Charles Howell III, Chris Kirk, Will MacKenzie, Kevin Stadler, Chris Stroud and Brian Stuard have all committed to compete at the 46th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing held April 17 through April 20 at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links.

Bohn has two victories on the PGA Tour and has two top-five finishes this season. He is currently 25th in the FedExCup rankings and will be making his ninth start at Harbour Town.

Hadley earned his first win on the PGA Tour at this year's Puerto Rico Open. The Georgia Tech graduate is 21st in the FedExCup rankings and will be making his first appearance at the RBC Heritage.

Howell already has carded five top-10 finishes this season on the PGA Tour. The Augusta, Ga., native has two PGA Tour wins in his career. He is 18th in the FedExCup Rankings and will be making his ninth appearance at Harbour Town.

Kirk earned his second win on the PGA Tour at this season's McGladrey Classic back in November. The Sea Island, Ga., resident also carded a second-place finish at this year's Sony Open in Hawaii. Those finishes helped him keep the No. 6 spot in the FedExCup Rankings. He will be competing at Harbour Town for the fourth consecutive year.

MacKenzie is off to a great start this year, carding three top-10 finishes. He has two wins on the PGA Tour since turning pro in 2000. He is 23rd in the FedExCup rankings and has competed in the RBC Heritage five times, never missing a cut.

Stadler's win at this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open helped him earn the 10th spot in the FedExCup Rankings. He is the oldest son of 13-time PGA Tour winner Craig Stadler and will be making his fifth start at the Harbour Town Golf Links. In 2012, he finished tied for fourth place.

Stroud is still searching for his first win on the PGA Tour, but has three top-10 finishes this year. He is 22nd in the FedExCup rankings and will be competing at the RBC Heritage for the fifth time. He finished tied for sixth place last year.

Stuard has three top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour in 2014, but has yet to win. He is 13th in the FedExCup rankings and will be making his third appearance at the Harbour Town Golf Links.

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2014 RBC Heritage Field

Golfers committed, as of March 13, to playing the RBC Heritage to be held April 17-20 at Harbour Town Golf LInks (Note: The field is tentative until released by the PGA Tour):

Jason Bohn

Stewart Cink

Glen Day

Brendon de Jonge

Luke Donald

Ernie Els

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

Matt Fitzpatrick

Jim Furyk

Brian Gay

Chesson Hadley

Charles Howell III

Martin Kaymer

Chris Kirk

Matt Kuchar

Marc Leishman

Justin Leonard

Davis Love III

Will MacKenzie

Hunter Mahan

Hideki Matsuyama

Graeme McDowell

Carl Pettersson

Vijay Singh

Brandt Snedeker

Kevin Stadler

Chris Stroud

Brian Stuard

David Toms

Boo Weekley

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